Training less than full time (LTFT)
The College has a strong commitment to helping all psychiatrists in training to reach their full potential and to enable all colleagues who are unable or who do not wish to train on a full-time basis, to promote career development and work/life balance for doctors training in the NHS.
The College is keen to recruit and retain colleagues, particularly those with child-caring or other caring responsibilities, health concerns or individual developmental opportunities, to continue in training.
The recent NHS Long Term plan has a strong commitment to promote flexible NHS working. The Gold Guide is clear that those in LTFT training must meet the same overall requirements in specialty training as those in full-time training, from which it will differ only in the possibility of limiting participation in medical activities by the number of hours worked per week; and that they will need to evidence the requirements on a pro rata basis.